The Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship

Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the State of Wisconsin.

The number of scholarships each high school is eligible for is based on total student enrollment grades 9-12. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis by September 30th of the academic year following the academic year in which he or she was designated as a scholar, at a participating University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or independent institution in the state. The value of the scholarship is $2,250 per year, to be applied towards tuition. Half of the scholarship is funded by the state, while the other half is matched by the institution. Eligibility must not exceed 8 semesters.

Eligible students must attend one of the following Wisconsin Colleges to qualify for AES funding.

Technical Colleges UW System Independent Colleges Universities Tribal Colleges
Blackhawk
Lakeshore
Moraine Park
Southwest WI
Chippewa Valley
Madison Area
Nicolet Area
Waukesha County
Fox Valley
Mid-State
Northcentral
Western
Gateway
Milwaukee Area
Northeast WI
Indianhead
Baraboo
Barron County
Fond du Lac
Fox Valley
Manitowoc
Marathon County
Marinette
Marshfield
Richland
Rock County
Sheboygan
Washington County
Waukesha
Alverno
Bellin College of Nursing
Beloit
Cardinal Stritch
Carroll
Carthage
Concordia
Edgewood
Herzing
Lakeland
Lawrence
Maranatha Baptist
Marian
Marquette
Milwaukee Institute of Art
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mount Mary
Northland College
Northland International
Ripon
Silver Lake
St. Norbert
Viterbo
Wisconsin Lutheran
Eau Claire
Green Bay
La Crosse
Madison
Milwaukee
Oshkosh
Parkside
Platteville
River Falls
Stevens Point
Stout
Superior
Whitewater
Lac Courte Oreilles
Menominee Nation

Nomination forms are due May 16, 2017.
Please fill out and e-mail to or mail to AES, P.O. Box 7885, Madison WI 53707

2017 School Nomination Forms and Instructions

Information Sheet
Instructions
School Nomination Form - One Nomination
School Nomination Form - Two Nominations
School Nomination Form - Three Nominations
School Nomination Form - Four Nominations
School Nomination Form - Five Nominations
Alternate Nomination Form

Nominations for Schools Under 80 are closed for 2017

2017 Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities (Read and Print Out for Future Reference)

For questions or concerns, please contact:
Nancy Wilkison-Grant Specialist
Phone: 608-267-2213
Email: